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Pity the Burmese — and the Chinese earthquake victims — this week. Nature struck both, but one government couldn't, wouldn't, help its own people.

At home, California gives a green light to gay marriage. West Virginia goes for Clinton. John Edwards goes for Obama. John McCain says he didn't mean one hundred years in Iraq. He meant five. And President Bush stands in Israel and calls other leaders foolish and delusional.

Polar bears officially in trouble. Gas prices surge again. This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bill McKenzie, editorial columnist for The Dallas Morning News.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on May 16, 2008.


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